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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 26, 2009 9:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

I agree with you SD, but just to note, I heard them do half of "little surfer girl" when they played with some incarnation of the BBoys in the 70s some where...at least I am convinced I did...

Hmmm, anyone know? It might have just been a few of the guys as they warmed up after coming on after the BBoys?

Maybe I imagined it...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 27, 2009 1:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

Hey, I actually like the Beach Boys, and between my brother and me we had every album they ever did when I was growing up in the sixties and if you've never heard the set the Dead with them at Fillmore East on 4/27/71 I highly recommend it, especially Searchin' and Riot In Cell Block #9. I would love to see a photo of Pigpen fronting the Beach Boys on "Searchin'"!
That said, I said it before and I'll say it again: Jerry don't surf!

Check out the Beach Boys & The Grateful Dead at Fillmore East here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLHc08wHyAA

A somewhat "Dead related fact" concerning the Beach Boys is in order here... Brian Wilson in an interview revealed that he wrote "California Girls" on Purple Owsley acid during his first acid trip in 1965.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-02-27 09:02:02

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 27, 2009 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

The instrumental intro to "California Girls" is so beautiful, I'm not surprised to hear that factoid...

UPDATE: I'm listening to 2/28/69 and right before "King Bee" there is a Tuning/Wipe Out bit... then Jerry says: "Hey, wait a minute..I came to see some PSYCHEDELIC music."



This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-02-28 04:55:36

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 27, 2009 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

If you ever have the chance to see the DVD relesase of Brian Wilson's "SMILE!" there is an interview with Brian and friends of his from that time period. This is where I heard Brian discussing the effects LSD had on him and where it is revealed that on his first acid trip (Purple Owsley's)he set out writing the words & music to "California Girls" He claimed that the music, the intro you mentioned, appeared to him as musical notes dancing about like in Walt Disney's "Fantasia". He hallucinated the music and set it down on paper later.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 27, 2009 10:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

I always wish that part of the song went on longer. And if BW was dosed for "California Girls," the conditions under which he and V.D. Parks wrote the SMILE material must have been truly 'altered'...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Feb 28, 2009 1:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Grateful Dead Era(s)????

They were altered enough for BW to suffer a major freakout he never fully recovered from. SMILE! would be left unfinished until 37 years later.

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